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The best things to do in Faro

Like the rest of the Algarve coast, beaches top the list of things to do in Faro. In contrast to the rocky cliffs and churning waters common in the Algarve, Faro's beaches will surprise you with their calm waters and vast stretches of soft sand. Isla de Faro is one of the most popular places to visit in Faro and a top summertime destination for local and international travelers. The beaches of Deserta and Armona also rank among the top Faro attractions for beach lovers.

For some history and culture, cross the Arco da Porta Nova the walled Old Town, home to some of the most important attractions in Faro like Faro Cathedral, the Episcopal Palace and the City Hall. Next on your route of things to see in Faro,
exit the old town through the Arco do Repouso and continue until the Igreja do Carmo.

If all this sightseeing has you tuckered out, one of the most relaxing Faro activities is visiting the Ria Formosa lagoon, a massive expanse of wetlands that's home to dozens of species of migratory birds traveling between Africa and Europe. Other interesting stuff to do in Faro includes the Museu Regional Do Algarve, Faro Castle and the Palácio de Estoi.

For more on what to do in Faro, have a look at the recommendations from real travelers and locals on minube.

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